One of my clay piles...a reminder of things to come.
I use found objects often in my work. The little starfish guy on the left was found on my local beach. The gray shell (I think they call those bivalves) is from the west coast of New Zealand. The four mollusks-y shells (they may all be mollusks) come from the Bay of Tasman in New Zealand, the other bits are from the North Coast of California.
I just started making these little bowls that seat in your hand - unless you have goliath sized hands in which case I'd like to date you. Nice and round and simple; ice cream anyone?